Moscow Group Tour | Market and Park

Moscow Group Tour - Market and Park

This is not a guided tour. Driver service only.

Tour time: 2pm – 7pm

Driver service:  2pm – 7pm

Moscow Group Tour – Market and Park runs on Sundays from 2pm to 7pm during summer months (June, July, August, September). 

 

It’s an easy way to get out of “touristy” center, shop for souvenirs or just enjoy the Wooden Kremlin in the suburbs of Moscow and visit one of the most famous city parks! 

 

To conduct this tour at the best possible price, we provide an English-speaking driver. That way you save on guide expenses.

 

Driver will meet you at the hotel, take you to Izmailovo Market where you can spend up to 1.5 hours, then the driver will take you to VDNKh Park where you can spend up to 2 hours.

 

  • Pick up at your hotel between 1:30pm – 2pm.
  • Drop off at your hotel between 7pm – 7:30pm.
  • Save money – no guide expenses.
  • No prepayment. Pay when you meet your driver.
  • You are in the hands of a professional, friendly driver with basic knowledge of English.
  • Flat rate including parking expenses (no hidden costs).
  • Comfortable, clean, air-conditioned car with free Wi-Fi. 

PRICE:  4 500 ₽ per person.

IZMAILOVO MARKET (1.5 hour)

Izmailovo Market and its wooden Kremlin is located about 40 minutes away from the city center. It was built in 2003 as a Center of Russian Culture. The market stock ranges from traditional souvenirs to officers’ caps to prewar cameras, busts of Lenin, woodcarvings, painting, ceramics, scarfs and antiques for sale.  

 

If you’re not up for shopping, there’s a colorful, wooden Kremlin with Vodka museum, small workshops and cafes inside. 

 

  

What is there to do? 
 
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Great photo opportunity
  • Vodka Museum Tour (750 rub /person)
  • Bell-Tower Tour with amazing panoramic view (price to be requested) 
  • Have coffee break with some Russian desert 

 

VDNK PARK (2 hours)

Located in the north suburb approximately 40 minutes from Izmailovo Market. It’s the largest open-air exhibit and recreation complex in the world. 87 hectares of pavilions, arches, museums, fountains, sculptures, and flowerbed designs. Over 30 million people visit this park each year.

 

What is there to do?
 
  • Visit pavilions of Soviet Republics (local food, dress, crafts)
  • Visit the biggest Aquarium in Europe (entrance fee)
  • Visit Space Pavilion with short tours inside (entrance fee)
  • Enjoy the breeze from “Friendship of Nations” and “Stone Flower” fountains
  • Have snacks or enjoy a meal at an outdoor cafe
  • Rent a bicycle
  • On weekends there are often free outdoor concerts and festivals 

Used for Groups up to 4 people

Mercedes-Benz Viano / Vito

Free Wi-Fi

Used for Groups 4-7 people

Mercedes-Benz Mini Sprinter

Free Wi-Fi, Microphone

Used for Groups 7-10 people

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Microphone, No Wi-Fi

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got a question? Here you can find some answers. If you don’t see your question here, drop us a line on our Contact Page.

HOW DO I BOOK THE TOUR? 

Just click on Book Now button above and send us a request form. We do our best to reply within 24 hours.

HOW TO PAY FOR THE TOUR?

 

You only need to pay 50% as a deposit after preliminary tour confirmation. The deposit can be made via Credit Card Authorization Form on the Payment page. The other 50% are paid to your guide on the day of the tour. 

CAN I PAY WITH USD OR EURO?

No problem! The exact amount in USD or Euro is calculated based on the exchange rate of the Central Bank on the day of payment.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you cancel at least 72 before tour, we will fully refund your deposit (except purchased tickets). For later cancellations, see our Policy here.

WHERE WILL I MEET MY GUIDE?

 

Your guide will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel with your name board or an orange Explorus Travel sign.

 

Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Crowne Plaza do not allow holding up signs. The guide will be waiting by the reception desk.

CAN I JOIN A GROUP INSTEAD OF A PRIVATE TOUR?

Yes! We have some group tours in English that run in the summer months – June, July, August, September.

You can check those out on our Small Group Tours page.

My husband and I and another couple had the experience of a lifetime with company Explorus Travel. We have traveled the world, experienced several tour companies, but we can truthfully say that Explorus is in a class above.  Our experience far exceeded our expectations. After spending 6 days with Tatiana, she arranged for our guide in St. Petersburg, Marina, who was also exceptional. Our August, 2014 trip to Russia was one of our best trips because of the flawless service that we received from Explorus Travel. I would highly recommend Tatiana and her company to anyone who wants to have an amazing visit to Russia.

Laura & Bob

/ United States

We contacted Explorus via email and they were very responsive, helpful and flexible to our needs. We immediately booked the 4 hr tour of Moscow and a pick up from the airport. As we arrived, we met an extremely friendly and easy-to-talk-to person, which made us feel very welcome! We were very excited to start our tour. The tour was carried out by Tatyana and Julia. Both very informative and passionate about the city and its history. We were captivated by the stories and the delightful presentation. We gladly adsorbed every detail as everything was done in a very professional yet easy and friendly atmosphere. Also, the English was superb.
Very very very recommended! The rating of 5 is not enough to relay the magnitude of our satisfaction!

Noam & Alex

/ Israel

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC; Irene was like a walking encyclopedia, great fun and good sense of humour. If you are offered the chance to look round a ‘famous graveyard’ say YES it is really something else. Tatyana who was our driver was lovely too and so welcoming. Tatyana and Irene liaised to adjust our tour to fit our new priorities on the day and were a delight to spend time with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We did 9hr Moscow in a day tour, were weary (in a nice way) but delighted.

Marnie & Steve

/ England

We found Explorus Travel through Trip Advisor. The reviews were so outstanding that we decided to contact Explorus travel.

WOW, it was a five star service from day one. Tatyana is a excellent communicator and she worked hard helping us to customize and plan our 3 day tour in Moscow. When we were there, she went out of her ways to make sure everything was perfect with our tours. We had an amazing time in Moscow in July 2019 thanks to all the preparations that Tatyana did for us and the way she treated us when we were there. She provided for us tours in English and Spanish. Thank you Tatyana, Olga and Pavel for making our stay in Moscow unforgettable!!

Dell

/ United States

I only had a couple of hours to spare in between business meetings and signed up for the four hour Moscow tour with Veronica after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic and worth every penny. I was so impressed with my tour in Moscow that I booked the same tour in St. Petersburg. It was an efficient way to see the city in such a short period of time with excellent detailed interpretation. A must if you are limited for time but want to get a sense of the city.

Nyourouk

/ Canada